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Pope Francis opens the 93rd Judicial Year of the Tribunal of the Vatican City State, March 12, 2022.

Why does Pope Francis inaugurate the Vatican City State’s judicial year?

Mar 17, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Previously, the judicial year was inaugurated by the president of the Vatican City State Tribunal. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the opening of the 93rd judicial year of the Vatican City State courts on March 12, 2022

On eve of Becciu hearing, Pope Francis tells Vatican judges: ‘Listen to everyone’

Mar 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke at the opening of the Vatican Tribunal's 93rd judicial year. Read more

The Tribunal of the Vatican City State holds a hearing in a multipurpose room at the Vatican Museums.

Vatican finance trial: What’s happened so far and where is it heading?

Nov 17, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican’s ‘trial of the century’ is due to resume today. Read more

The first hearing of the abuse trial takes place at the Vatican court Oct. 14, 2020.

Vatican abuse trial: Court clears former altar boy and ex-youth seminary rector of crimes

Oct 6, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican tribunal ruling came at the end of a year-long trial. Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, center, in 2015.

Why has a Vatican judge ordered Cardinal Becciu and nine others to stand trial?: A CNA explainer

Jul 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

CNA's overview of a Vatican finance trial announced to start later this month. Read more

Pope Francis May 12, 2019.

Pope Francis speaks about financial reforms to Vatican tribunal

Feb 15, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Holy See awaits the results of a scheduled financial inspection, Pope Francis spoke about ongoing financial reform and... Read more

Former Vatican diplomat to face trial for possession of child pornography

Jun 11, 2018

Former Vatican diplomat Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella is facing trial this month after having been indicted by the Holy See... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican arrests priest under investigation for possession of child porn

Apr 7, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Vatican police arrested former Vatican diplomat Fr. Carlo Alberto Capella, who has been under investigation for the violation... Read more